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Statewide Help to Quit Smoking Now Available

Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Adults in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing help to Georgians who want to quit smoking and stop using tobacco products. Georgians who use tobacco and are ready to quit, can contact the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line at 1-877-270-STOP (7867). The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line provides free and confidential, professional tobacco cessation counseling services to Georgia adults, pregnant women and teens (ages 13 and older). When you call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line, DPH offers a four-week supply of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy to all Georgia tobacco users aged 18 and older, as supplies last. The free Nicotine Replacement Therapy medication comes in the form of patches and gum. Since 2001, the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line has helped nearly 95,000 Georgians in their attempts to stop smoking.

More than 1.5 million Georgians aged 18 and older smoke cigarettes. Another 317,000 adults in Georgia use some form of smokeless tobacco like chewing tobacco, snuff, or snus.  And recent data shows that tobacco use is increasing among Georgia teens and young adults putting even more lives at risk for cancer. Smoking costs Georgians $1.8 billion in direct healthcare costs every year and $3.2 billion in lost productivity.

“Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in Georgia,” says Jean O’Connor, DrPH, JD, Director of the Chronic Disease Prevention Section at the Georgia Department of Public Health. “Every year in Georgia, more than 10,000 people die from smoke related illnesses – that’s more than from alcohol, cocaine and heroin, AIDS, murders, suicides, auto accidents and fires combined.”

Georgia adults who use any form of tobacco are encouraged to speak to their healthcare provider or pharmacist for additional support and information about safe, effective and appropriate medication treatment options to assist with quitting tobacco. The Quit Line is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

English:

1-877-270-STOP (1-877-270-7867)

Spanish:

 1-877-2NO-FUME (1-877-266-3863)

For Hearing Impaired:

TTY Services: 1-877-777-6534

www.dph.georgia.gov/ready-quit

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